Cumbrian operator Reays Coaches has taken delivery of two new Volvo B8R SB3s in an order that follows the purchase of four of the same vehicles last year.
“We have been so impressed with the four B8R coaches we purchased last July that we had no hesitation in repeating the order when we needed to further expand our fleet,” says Chris Reay, managing director, Reays Coaches. “The fuel consumption and reliability of this vehicle is perfect for us with our busy school contracts, as we needed a vehicle that would be robust due to the high footfall the vehicles see on a daily basis.
“Besides daily school contracts, the 72-seat capacity allows us to take two classrooms per vehicle making this an affordable choice for head teachers when planning school outings.”
Volvo retail bus and coach sales manager, Phil Hudson, adds: “The B8R SB3 is an excellent choice for school contract work with two-plus-three seating configuration and three-point seatbelts. This vehicle allows operators to carry young passengers efficiently as well as in comfort and safety.”
Reays Coaches provides school operations, home to school transport and day trips as well as full packages for adventure or skiing holidays both in the UK and Europe.